Compost ImageWaste Management of Alameda County sponsors a compost giveaway event each year at the Annual Albany Arts & Green Festival held in May at Memorial Park (for Albany residents only). Please make sure to bring proof of residency to the event (ID or Waste Management bill).

We give away one-cubic foot bags of WM EarthCare™ Homegrown compost, approved for organic farming. WM EarthCare Homegrown Compost™ is made from Bay Area yard trimmings and residential food scraps. It carries the industry’s seals for excellence. Learn more at

For more information about the giveaways, email Contact our Urban Forester for information on free mulch,  available for Albany residents on a help yourself basis at Oceanview Park parking lot.